Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Endorses Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House

Nov 15, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), incoming Dean of the Illinois Delegation announced his support for Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House in the 116th Congress.

In a letter to his Democratic Colleagues, Rush said, “Nancy Pelosi is a proven, skilled, and effective legislator who has demonstrated her wisdom and astute acumen in guiding our caucus and implementing a bold and dynamic Democratic agenda that lifts all Americans.”

Rush stressed to House Democrats that “it would be a grave disappointment if Nancy Pelosi is not Speaker of the House in 2019.  In a year where we saw a record-breaking number of women running for office and winning seats in Congress, it is imperative that we resist the cavalier and short-sighted effort to oust one of the most influential women in American history.  Nancy Pelosi’s insight, fortitude, and strategic thinking is why House Democrats will be in the majority in the 116th Congress.  She — and no one else — has earned our support to be Speaker.”

The full text of the letter is below: